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Vitex / Chaste Berry Powder

Vitex / Chaste Berry Powder

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Vitex, also known as Chasteberry and Chaste Tree, is a flowering shrub native to the Mediterranean region also grown as an ornamental in the Northeastern U.S.

The fruit of the plant has a long history of use in the preparation of tonics. Powdered chasteberry is usually encapsulated. Although considered safe, potential hormonal effects indicate that this herb should not be used during pregnancy.

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Vitex agnus-castus

Vitex / Chaste Berry Powder

Vitex (chaste) berry, powder

Scientific Name: Vitex Agnus-castus
Origin: Europe

AKA: Chaste Berry, Vitex, Chasteberry, Monk's pepper, Cloister pepper, Agnus Castus, Man jing zi

Parts Used: Berries

Active Compounds: Alkaloids, Iridoids, Volatile oil, Flavonoids

Background: Vitex made its debut in literature during the Iliad by Homer. It was used there to ward off evil and to symbolize chastity. Use of vitex was once thought to decrease libido, hence the nickname chaste berry. Monks often used vitex in order to fight their sexual desires. In modern times, research has shown that vitex does have an affect on the body's hormones. 

Description: Vitex is a tree that is native to the Mediterranean. It is grown in subtropical climates worldwide. The berries are picked in the fall.

Safety: Too much vitex may cause formication (a tingling skin sensation). Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 


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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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